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It’s News To Her

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographed by Prithvi Pictures. Hair by Jasmeet Kaur; make-up by Ritika Gandhi; both at Make-up Designory India

In the current national scenario, the economic liberalisation of 1991 – that, to a large extent, shaped our dreams – seems to be a thing of the distant past. Sonia Singh, editorial director, NDTV and mother of three, who has been reporting on the country’s ups and downs for over 20 years, tactfully balances an objective big-picture outlook with her maternal sixth sense. During a Sunday afternoon in her home, she offers Verve an even-handed take on re evaluating history and preparing for what lies ahead...
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Featured, gay men, homosexuality, memoir, Online Exclusive, Section 377, Section 377 decriminalised, So Now You Know, Vivek Tejuja
September 05, 2019

Releasing on the anniversary of the decriminalisation of Section 377, Verve's Cultural Editor, Vivek Tejuja talks about having a privileged but often misunderstood childhood and wanting to deny his sexuality because of the deprecatory portrayal of homosexual characters in Bollywood films
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#MeTooIndia, Bollywood, Cinema, Culture, Diet Sabya, Featured, Female Empowerment, Film, Independent Cinema, Indie Cinema, LGBTQIA, Online Exclusive, Section 377, Sensuality, Sex, Star Kids, Weddings, Woman Leaders
December 29, 2018

The Cultural Moments That Defined 2018

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

From a new wave of films to a new era of inclusivity and courage, it's been a landmark year in many ways
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Aishwarya Ayushmaan, Alex Mathew, drag queens, Equal Rights, Equality, Featured, Human Rights, Ikshaku Bezbaroa, Keshav Suri, Kitty Ko, Kitty Su, Kushboo, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Lush Monsoon, Maya The Drag Queen, Mayamma, Online Exclusive, pride, Randy Scarhol, Rimi Heart, Section 377, Sudipto Biswas, Veronique

They are frequently mistaken for crossdressers or trans people and are accustomed to police humiliation while travelling in their drag avatars. In a post section 377 world, our series explores the impact on drag culture and performance in the country through the eyes of 5 queens.
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Aishwarya Ayushmaan, Alex Mathew, drag queens, Equal Rights, Equality, Featured, Human Rights, Ikshaku Bezbaroa, Keshav Suri, Kitty Ko, Kitty Su, Kushboo, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Lush Monsoon, Maya The Drag Queen, Mayamma, Online Exclusive, pride, Randy Scarhol, Rimi Heart, Section 377, Sudipto Biswas, Veronique
September 28, 2018

They are frequently mistaken for crossdressers or trans people and are accustomed to police humiliation while travelling in their drag avatars. In a post section 377 world, our series explores the impact on drag culture and performance in the country through the eyes of 5 queens.
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Aishwarya Ayushmaan, Alex Mathew, drag queens, Equal Rights, Equality, Featured, Human Rights, Ikshaku Bezbaroa, Keshav Suri, Kitty Ko, Kitty Su, Kushboo, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Lush Monsoon, Maya The Drag Queen, Mayamma, Online Exclusive, pride, Randy Scarhol, Rimi Heart, Section 377, Sudipto Biswas, Veronique
September 27, 2018

Being A Drag Queen In India: Maya

Text by Sadaf Shaikh

They are frequently mistaken for crossdressers or trans people and are accustomed to police humiliation while travelling in their drag avatars. In a post section 377 world, our series explores the impact on drag culture and performance in the country through the eyes of 5 queens.
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